was for nearly three decades at Lancing College; where he taught Latin and Greek language and literature, was Head of Theology, and Assistant Chaplain. He has served three curacies, been a Parish Priest, and Senior Research Fellow at Pusey House in Oxford. Since 2011, he has been in full communion with the See of S Peter. The opinions expressed on this Blog are not asserted as being those of the Magisterium of the Church, but as the writer's opinions as a private individual. Nevertheless, the writer strives, hopes, and prays that the views he expresses are conformable with and supportive of the Magisterium. In this blog, the letters PF stand for Pope Francis. On this blog, 'Argumentum ad hominem' refers solely to the Lockean definition, Pressing a man with the consequences of his own concessions'.
Father 'Z' has said for many a year that he lives on the Sabine farm.
Of late years, he has been living in the cupboard under the stairs.
I do read his blog but have some doubts about him. His source of income seems to be begging but he's not a mendicant. He is incardinated in Velletri-Segni (Italy) but appears to swan about the USA as he pleases. I thought Canon Law prohibits acephalous priests but Fr Z seems fairly close to being one. We're frequently told by our dear bishops that there's a shortage of priests so I don't understand why Fr Z isn't assigned duties in a parish. For the avoidance of doubt, I don't claim Fr Z is doing anything wrong but his position seems to me, shall we say, unusual.
For what my recollection of such things is worth, Father Zuhlsdorf did formerly live on a farm or in a house in rural parts near Madison i.e. 'the Sabine Farm'. He had to move from it, no idea why; there are times when I stay away from the Internet and I missed any explanations. After a sojourn in Rome?-- am vague about the chronology, obviously-- and since returning to Madison, he's lived in (so far as I understand it) some unsplendid diocesan building ("in the cupboard under the stairs"). I have no idea what upset or move is come or is coming following the parting of ways between Mons Hying and Fr Zuhlsdorf. Perhaps there is a reconciliation.
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